Sri Lanka is a beautiful island country in the Indian Ocean and lies about 32 kilometres off the south east coast of India. Its official name is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and was formerly called Ceylon.
Total Area: 65,610 km², 25,332 sq mi
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Country Code: +94
Country Population: 20,277,597
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted. Tourist spots like museums and temples generally do not accept credit cards.
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax for Sri Lanka
Electricity: 220 – 240 V (Russian configuration)
Ethnic Groups: Sinhalese, Sri Lankan Tamils, Sri Lankan Moors
Location: Island country in the northern Indian ocean
Official Language(s): Sinhalese and Tamil
Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islamic.
Time Zone: SLST (UTC+5:30)
Tipping: Local guides: USD $10 per person, per day, Drivers: USD $5 per person, per day approx, Porters (luggage handling) USD $1 per piece of luggage. Although a 10% service charge is added to food, this does not usually go to your server and we suggest adding a 10% tip to your restaurant bill.